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Defendant in Ohio child's meth death gets prison

Associated Press • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/P1Qn0z ) reports that 20-year-old Randy Legg was sentenced in Akron Tuesday. He is the former boyfriend of Heather Lerch, whose son Patrick died after swallowing methamphetamine in the filthy, rat-infested basement of their home. Heather Lerch was sentenced to life in prison last month.

She and her son had moved into the home with Legg days before the child died.

Randy Legg's brother, 22-year-old Ronald Legg, was previously sentenced to life in prison, and 25-year-old Allen Kostra was given nine years. Kostra testified that he and Ronald Legg were cooking meth in the basement and getting high throughout the child's final days.

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